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About

Dr. Akmal moved from North Dakota to Maryland with his family, where he completed his bachelor’s in Psychology at The George Washington University. After which, he pursued his doctorate from The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. He continued on to earn a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry where he learned advanced esthetic and restorative techniques. During this time he found his passion for the surgical aspect of dentistry, and completed an additional 3 years of surgical training in Periodontics and Implant Surgery, at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Akmal’s compassion and understanding of the fears and anxiety of a visit to the dentist in conjunction with his background in psychology make him an excellent caregiver. He will put your fears at ease, and help you to understand the issues with your dentition. His approach to dentistry revolves around a strong relationship with his patients, a strong emphasis on patient understanding of their disease process, and active participation in their treatment. Dr. Akmal is an active member in various societies including the American Academy of Periodontics, Academy of Osseointegration, and the American Dental Association. In his free time, Dr.Akmal enjoys exploring various restaurants, football, soccer, travelling, and rock climbing.

Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?

Dr. Akmal moved from North Dakota to Maryland with his family, where he completed his bachelor’s in Psychology at The George Washington University. After which, he pursued his doctorate from The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. He continued on to earn a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry where he learned advanced esthetic and restorative techniques. During this time he found his passion for the surgical aspect of dentistry, and completed an additional 3 years of surgical training in Periodontics and Implant Surgery, at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Akmal’s compassion and understanding of the fears and anxiety of a visit to the dentist in conjunction with his background in psychology make him an excellent caregiver. He will put your fears at ease, and help you to understand the issues with your dentition. His approach to dentistry revolves around a strong relationship with his patients, a strong emphasis on patient understanding of their disease process, and active participation in their treatment. Dr. Akmal is an active member in various societies including the American Academy of Periodontics, Academy of Osseointegration, and the American Dental Association. In his free time, Dr.Akmal enjoys exploring various restaurants, football, soccer, travelling, and rock climbing.

What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?

Periodontal, Implants , Tissue Grafting

What are you proud of in your practice?

hen you visit our dental offices, your smile and oral health are our top priorities. Dr. Soolari and his entire team are dedicated to providing you with the personalized, quality care that you deserve. We have three offices located in Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, and Potomac.

Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?

Implant placement – When a tooth or several teeth are missing, the periodontist is able to create a natural-looking replacement by anchoring a prosthetic tooth to the jawbone. Osteoplasty (hard tissue recontouring) – Once periodontitis has been treated, the periodontist can recontour the hard tissue to make the smile both natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing. Gingivoplasty (soft tissue recontouring) – As gums recede due to periodontitis, the teeth may appear longer; causing a “toothy" smile. The periodontist can remove tissues or straighten the gum line to make the teeth look more even. Bone grafting – Dental implants can only be positioned if there is sufficient bone to attach the prosthetic tooth to. If bone loss has occurred, bone grafting is an excellent way to add or “grow” bone so that an implant may be properly secured. Deep pocket cleanings – As gingivitis and periodontitis progress, it becomes more difficult to cleanse the pockets between the soft tissues and the teeth. The periodontist can scale and root plane the teeth (sometimes under local anesthetic) to remove debris and infection-causing bacteria. Crown lengthening – In order to expose more of the natural tooth, the periodontist can remove some of the surrounding gingival tissue.